Jamaica records 66 new COVID-19 cases

Total positives now up to 1,870

Jamaica recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing to 1,870 the total number of positives for the island.

Of the sixty-six (66) newly confirmed cases, thirty-five (35) are females and thirty-one (31) are males, with ages ranging from seven (7) years to 88 years. They have addresses in Clarendon (12), Kingston and St. Andrew (32), St. Catherine (14), Manchester (1), St. James (3), St. Mary (2), Westmoreland (1), St. Ann (1).

One of the new cases is imported, having come into the island on a flight from Nicaragua. The remaining 65 are under investigation.

At this time, there are 441 imported cases; 515 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 cases are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 163 are local transmission cases (not epidemiologically linked); and 515 are under investigation.

Some 1,022 (55%) of the total confirmed cases are females and 848 (45%) are males, with ages ranging from two (2) months to 92 years.

There are currently 933 (49.9%) active cases being monitored, including seven (7) moderately ill persons and four (4) who are critically ill. Of the 1,870 total confirmed cases, 846 (45.2%) have recovered and been discharged from care, 71 (3.8%) have returned to their countries of origin and 19 (1.0%) have died. One COVID-19 case is classified as a coincidental death. This case died in hospital from traumatic wounds and was found to be COVID-19 positive on routine testing.


Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Total Samples Tested 55,605
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 506
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 33
Results Positive 1,870
Results Negative 53,633
Results Pending 102
Deceased 19
Coincidental Death 1
Recovered 846
Number in Facility Quarantine 14
Number in Home Quarantine 29,706
Number Hospitalised 63
Persons Moderately Ill 7
Persons Critically Ill 4
Persons in Facility Isolation 36
Persons in Home Isolation 827
Persons in Transitional Facilities 7
Persons Repatriated 71